Police recover decomposed body of retired captain kidnapped in Rivers

The decomposed body of a retired military officer, identified as Captain Godfrey Zalamac who was kidnapped and killed by his abductors has been recovered by the Rivers State Police Command.

The body of the late military officer who was kidnapped on 18 September 2021 was recovered during a search by operatives of the Rivers State Police Command on Tuesday.

Three suspects arrested in connection with the abduction led a team of police officers and military personnel to a forest within a new layout in Igbo Etche in Etche local government area of Rivers State where the victim was killed.

The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, CP Friday Eboka who led the search said “although the police were not informed about the kidnap, the suspects were arrested a few weeks after the abduction was reported to the Command”.

He added that “During our investigation, we arrested these three people who brought us to this place where they dumped his body”.

CP Eboka said the victim who hailed from Benue State was abducted around Agboncha in Eleme Local Government and brought to the forest

He advised members of the public to always contact the police whenever there are cases of kidnap and other forms of insecurity to enable the police act promptly.

Two of the suspects including Frank Ishia and Gomba Okparaji who spoke to journalists admitted to the crime, saying they intended to “collect ransom from the company” where the man worked.

They, however, explained that the retired officer was “shot on his leg when he refused to follow them on the day he was kidnapped after which he died”.

One of the kidnappers confessed that ” this is the fourth operation” since he started the kidnapping business”.

Meanwhile, the remains of the retired military personnel have been handed over to his family for a proper burial.

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